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EHTELconnect Study Visits from 2015

By commissioning a Study Visit, you can benefit from:

  • First-hand experience of leading implementations and deployments of digital healthcare in Europe.
  • Introductions to recognised experts and leaders in the field.
  • Opportunities to develop meaningful and lasting contacts to support future developments.

In hosting a spring 2014 EHTEL study visit, Estonian eHealth Foundation provided visitors with a fascinating insight into eHealth in an advanced Baltic country. Massive digital innovations are taking place in the country, especially in terms of patient identity, electronic health records and ePrescribing. The study visit covered a visit to both the front- and back-offices of the eHealth foundation, a local Tallinn hospital, and the Estonian parliament. The hospital visit opened our eyes to how large hospitals handle patients’ electronic health records, and – on the human side – two touching visits that involved completely different aspects of human life: ICT support in a premature births ward as well as in a care ward for frail elderly persons. The public meeting in the parliament was attended by high ranking politicians and provided also a fantastic opportunity to hear via video from the country’s president, Toomas H. Ilves, about Estonia’s achievements and ongoing ambitions in the eHealth field. As an EHTEL member, these study visits are a great benefit of association membership. They provide real, concrete insights into work done on the ground by telehealth and telemedicine doers, as well as by great leaders!”

Diane Whitehouse
The Castlegate Consultancy, United Kingdom